Thank goodness itโ€™s Francois-Paul Friday!

Oct 16, 2020,07:36 AM

Posting this as my wife is mixing me a gin tonic, I wish you all a happy weekend! - Please join me in posting your FPJ watch ๐Ÿธ

I love to go back to the Chronometre Souverain. It is a cornerstone in my watch collecting life. I still think this is one of the best time only watches around. 

I remember my first visit to Montres Journe in Geneva in 2007 how It just โ€œclickedโ€. My dream after that visit was that if only I could own a CS one day that would be the epitome. In the concrete sense, some nights I seriously had dreams about receiving the watch and I even had dreams that I was talking to Mr Journe. This was only taking place in my subconscious and never had I expected it to become reality one day. It would take a couple of years before I finally got this watch.
As you know, alot has happened since then. I feel really blessed. The CS will always be something really special to me. 

Enjoy your weekend 


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Yes thanks goodness

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : October 16th, 2020-08:07
Still on my wrist the whole week Had my son snap a pic (he thinks Iโ€™m nuts lol) ...  

I always smile when you post it, Mo ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-09:14
It looks absolutely perfect on your wrist. Thanks for sharing this. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend with your family ๐Ÿ˜Š

Great post, and I think you have the best version of it.

 By: MichaelC : October 16th, 2020-08:13
I would one day like to add an FPJ to my collection.

Thank you, Michael ๐Ÿ˜Š

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-09:16
Thatโ€™s what I think as well. I hope you will find yours one day. I think FPJ would make sense in your collection when I think about some of your pieces. HAGWE dearest friend ๐Ÿ‘

Resonating into the weekend

 By: cmmnsens : October 16th, 2020-08:25

Resonating with me!!!

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-09:17
She is so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend, A ๐Ÿ˜˜

Christian, Thank you for sharing this story.

 By: BigAppleBill : October 16th, 2020-09:02
Itโ€™s so true that the focus of our thoughts and passions lead us in a particular direction in life. How fortunate we are to pursue the things that make us happy! HAGWE ...  

My pleasure, Bill

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-09:22
I think your remark is a perfect addition to my story! ...YES! Arenโ€™t we lucky!! I wish you a wonderful weekend, my friend. Christian

This CS is THE one I think of since long, probably too long...

 By: Mike H : October 16th, 2020-12:35
Do you think I should pull the trigger my friend ? Would it suit my style and collection ? Tell me...

Yes, Mike. I do! :-)

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-12:53
You have a lot of experience as a collector, so you know the answer is in the heart of course. If you ask me, I think you have curated your collection carefully and I see a place for the CS in your style. I think you should go and talk to our common frien... 

Thanks for your kind words my friend. In that case...

 By: Mike H : October 16th, 2020-13:23
I can now confess that it has been taken care of very recently thanks to another common friend...๐Ÿ˜‰ ...  

Huge congratulations, Mike ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘Œit looks great on your wrist

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-14:41
I hope You will e as happy as I am with the CS. I think itโ€™s a classic already. Enjoy your weekend with your wonderful watch. Bes C


 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-14:42
One of the great ones. Itโ€™s very nice with the gold case.

Thanks Christian

 By: abe : October 16th, 2020-15:11
I like this a lot especially with its 38mm case HAGWE

Agreed. The proportions of the case of the Octa pieces in 38 mm are really good

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-20:48
Not to mention the narrow bezel ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Lovely Abe. This case and dial combination is one of lesser seen and I think itโ€™s beautiful.

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 17th, 2020-04:52
I am not the biggest fan of negative space on Journe dials and so the retrograde date here has always been something that drew me to this reference.

A nighttime shot.

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 16th, 2020-17:05
Re Christianโ€™s original comment, I too think the CS is the perfect anchor for any collection or any Journe collection. There are sufficient variants of the CS to meet anyoneโ€™s taste I think. Personally Iโ€™ve always been drawn to the white gold dials with t...  

I too have been drawn to the white CS lately, Jay

 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-21:12
I love itโ€™s cool simplicity. In the beginning I found it too cold but I think now I was wrong. It has a ore modern feel. Still I will not change it for the one I have. To me that is still the original and I love itโ€™s more classic look. If I had a money tr... 

Friday is here ๐Ÿ–

 By: abe : October 16th, 2020-17:17


 By: ChristianDK : October 16th, 2020-21:13
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Classic CS and versatile strap choice.

 By: Nicetomeetyou : October 17th, 2020-06:02
Is this a 38 or 40mm?

Hi, itโ€™s the 40.

 By: ChristianDK : October 17th, 2020-10:23
Mine is a very old one. One of the first from 2006. Itโ€™s extremely versatile regarding straps.

40mm is a good fit.

 By: Nicetomeetyou : October 17th, 2020-10:30
Wear it in a good health ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for your kind words, Scott, and a very warm welcome to you here!

 By: ChristianDK : October 18th, 2020-01:52
Itโ€™s magical when dreams come true. Life can be amazing at times I adore your Repetition and I love the way you wear it in the more casual orange. Very, very cool. ๐Ÿ‘Œ Please tell us a little about yourself and watch passion. I see that you have posted some... 

Thanks so much Christian.

 By: M-Scott : October 18th, 2020-06:47
I have actually been part of this community for a few years now (also see M-Scott). I somehow accidentally modified my profile on my phone and created a second profile that appears as though I am a new member...( of the benefits of getting older)... 

Sorry, of course. And your profile name seemed familiar as well ...

 By: ChristianDK : October 18th, 2020-14:13
and you have made some fantastic posts here in the FPJ forum. I have too much going on these days to think straight. I will ask Bill if he can merge your profiles as there is a policy against having two profiles. (I know you had no bad intentions ) Keep w... 

That would be much appreciated. Thank you.

 By: M-Scott1 : October 18th, 2020-20:00
It was clearly operator error on my part!